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New Thinking: Women in Virtual Reality
Hetta Howes learns how Sylvia Xueni Pan and Sarah Ellis are pushing the VR envelope
Shahidha Bari looks at the life and legacy of the 20th century polymath
Storm Jameson - women writers to put back on the bookshelf
Yorkshire-born writer with a European outlook who campaigned for World War Two refugees.
Jewish Identity in 2020
Howard Jacobson, Bari Weiss, Hadley Freeman, and Jonathan Freedland join Matthew Sweet.
How women have fought on the frontline from antiquity to the present day
Advertising & Artemisia
Considering how women have shaped art and advertising and new feminist writing in Korea.
Slebs: Warhol, Beaton and celebrity culture
Lisa Mullen, Caroline Frost and historian & podcast host Greg Jenner join Matthew Sweet
Does Growth Matter?
Is the economic future all about growth? Danny Dorling discusses Slowdown.
New Thinking: Science Fiction
Hetta Howes, Caroline Edwards & Amy Butt ask is science fiction the new realism?
From Roman sandals to trainers and stilettos - Shahidha Bari looks at the shoe trade
Contagion and Viruses
Matthew Sweet talks to John Dupré , Mark Honigsbaum, Lisa Mullen & Matt Adams
Mark Honigsbaum, Lisa Mullen, Riel Miller, Sarah Dillon & Rupert Read with Matthew Sweet
What's so great about EM Forster
Deborah Levy and Laurence Scott talk to Shahidha Bari about the English novelist's work.
How do we build a new masculinity ?
Sunil Gupta, CN Lester, Tom Shakespeare & Alona Pardo with Matthew Sweet
The Declaration Of Arbroath
Anne McElvoy and guests discuss the early medieval document and Scottish politics today
New Thinking: Wordsworth
Professors Sally Bushell & Simon Bainbridge talk to New Generation Thinker Sarah Jackson
From dance to prayer, knees ups to kneeling
Revisit: What does game playing teach us
From a Mesopotamian game to Scrabble, Shahidha Bari discusses competition and gaming.
New Thinking: Religion and ordinary lives
Tom Charlton looks for evidence of belief from samplers to children's scribbles in bibles
Philip Dodd talks to actor Christopher Eccleston and historian Ruth Dudley Edwards
Deep Time and the Earth
Lewis Dartnell, Gaia Vince and David Farrier join Rana Mitter to look at deep ecology.
Revisit: Shakespeare's Bookshelf
Edith Hall, Nandini Das and Beatrice Groves on the books Shakespeare would have read.
Shahidha Bari explores the impact of life changing experiences & the fourth dimension
Revisit: Rachel Carson's Silent Spring
Tony Juniper, Emily Shuckburgh, Dieter Helm and Kapka Kassabova join Rana Mitter at Hay
Matthew Sweet talks to Pamela Hutchinson, Charlotte Crofts & Mark Glancy.
Revisit: Mark Haddon
As it comes out in paperback, Mark Haddon talks to Anne McElvoy about The Porpoise.
Revisit: Encylopedias and Knowledge from Diderot to Wikipedia
Jimmy Wales talks Diderot & collecting knowledge + Tariq Godard on Mark Fisher aka k-punk
WW II radio propaganda & French relations
From a gratitude train to the sinister broadcasts to US soldiers. Matthew Sweet presents.
The 2020 Wolfson History Prize: Toby Green, Marion Turner, John Barton
New takes on Chaucer, the Bible and African trading from 3 of the historians shortlisted.
Revisit: 2019 Wolfson History Prize Discussion
Rana Mitter with the 6 shortlisted historians and an audience at the British Academy
The 2020 Wolfson History Prize: David Abulafia, Hallie Rubenhold, Prashant Kidambi
From Indian cricket, a survey of the oceans to Jack the Ripper: 3 shortlisted historians.